North West Norfolk News
by James Wild MP

Congratulations to everyone who got their GCSE results this week. Even though Parliament is in recess I have used Zoom calls with the ministers for schools and universities to share the experiences of students and schools who faced many injustices under the initial grading system.

So I welcome reverting to grades based on centre assessed grades for A levels, AS levels, GCSEs. Results for vocational qualifications have been paused to make sure everyone gets the right grades - while I appreciate the last minute delay is very frustrating it is important that everyone gets the right result. 

As well as education, this week I was on Radio Norfolk talking about my support for letting fans back into non-league football grounds. Slightly odd to do the interview in the back of a camper van (see below)!

Eat Out to Help Out comes to an ends in just over a week. I hope you’ve taken advantage of the scheme and encourage everyone to keep supporting our restaurants, pubs, and cafes as we continue the economic recovery. 

Please do get in touch if I can be of assistance.

Best wishes,


Exam grades: students to get grades their schools recommended

I have been in touch with school and college heads, students, and their families.  It rapidly became clear the initial system put in place created too many injustices for students who received grades well below those that their teachers had assessed they would have achieved.
I expressed those experiences and concerns to ministers and I welcome this announcement that students will get teacher assessed grades.

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New grants for leisure, tourism, cultural, and hospitality businesses

I encourage all leisure, cultural, tourism and hospitality businesses to apply for new grants from two new schemes available in West Norfolk: the Tourism Adaptation Business Fund; and the Autumn and Winter Adaptation Business Fund.

Each scheme has a £45K funding pot and eligible businesses can apply for a maximum of £3k from each fund. 

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Let Fans In to non-league football

On Wednesday I spoke to Chris Goreham on BBC Radio Norfolk’s breakfast show about his support for the #LetFansIn campaign to allow fans back into non-league games.

I talked about King’s Lynn FC and spoke about the importance for clubs to be able to welcome fans back safely and generate much needed income. 
Listen to the interview

JW in a VW in NWN

I’ve been enjoying a few days holidaying in a VW camper van in North West Norfolk spending time at the coast including at Brancaster, Burnham Overy, Hunstanton, and Old Hunstanton. 

Highlights include squelching in the deep mud as we walked out to Scolt Head Island, a walking tour with Dr Paul Richards in the rain in Lynn, and reliving my youth at the arcades in Hunstanton. The biggest one was the great fun of driving the camper van itself (if you are interested then I recommend Retro Campers in Old Hunstanton). 

As well as frying breakfast bacon at Burnham Overy Staithe, I’ve enjoyed great food at the Dabbling Duck, Eric’s Fish and Chips, King’s Lynn Tandoori, and The Duck Inn. 

Now it’s time to get back running and on my bike! 
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